Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General hospital

Health and wellness classes: childbirth, yoga, Parkinson’s, microgreens, Alzheimer’s, and more

Posted:  Friday, February 2, 2018 - 3:15pm
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Childbirth Preparation Class

Saturday, February 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Waldo County General Hospital, Classroom, Ground Floor

118 Northport Avenue, Belfast

Topics covered include signs of labor, what to expect at the hospital, stages of labor, pain relief options including relaxation, breathing, medications, epidural, complications, Caesarean birth and other questions you may have. Registration required, please call 338-9348 or visit penbaywaldo.coursestorm.com to register.

 


 

Breastfeeding Support Group

Mondays, February 5 – 26, 10 to 11 a.m.

(Every Monday, please call ahead if it falls on a holiday)

Waldo County General Hospital, Women & Infants Unit, Ground Floor

118 Northport Avenue, Belfast

Meet other new mothers who are breastfeeding. The group offers support and guidance to breastfeeding mothers from certified lactation consultants and certified lactation counselors. Siblings are welcome. For more information, please contact WCGH lactation services at 338-2500 ext. 4109.

 


 

Practicing Meditation

Monday, February 5, noon to 1 p.m.

Belfast Free Library, 106 High Street, Belfast

Whether you have never meditated or are interested in restarting your meditation practice, this class will support you. There will be time for practice and discussion during this hour-long experiential meditation class. This class is free but space is limited so pre-registration is required. Please visit journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or call 921-3950 to register.

 


 

Just for Kids Yoga

Mondays, February 5 – March 19, 3 to 4 p.m.

No class February 19

Lincolnville Central School, 523 Hope Road, Lincolnville

Traditionally, children are introduced to yoga through stories, songs and games. Jessica Shepard, certified yoga instructor, will continue this practice in this six-week class. Appropriate for children ages 6 to 11. $30 registration fee is required; family discounts and scholarships available upon request. Please visit journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or call 921-3950 to register.

 


 

Gentle Yoga

Mondays, February 5 – March 19, 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.

No class February 19

Lincolnville Central School, 523 Hope Road, Lincolnville

This class will help you stretch and strengthen your muscles, gain flexibility, improve balance, reduce stress, improve joint mobility and relax. Appropriate for anyone regardless of yoga experience. $37.50 registration fee is required. Please call 921-3950 or visit journeytohealth.coursestorm.com to register.

 


 

Microgreens 101

Monday, February 5, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock Street, Rockland

Join Kate Hall, owner of Graze, to learn about the health benefits of microgreens and how to incorporate them into your diet. This class is free but space is limited so pre-registration is required; please visit journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or call 921-3950 to register.

 


 

Parkinson’s Support Group Meeting

Tuesday, February 6, noon to 2:00 p.m.

(First Tuesday of each month)

Anderson Inn, Quarry Hill, 30 Community Drive, Camden

John Jenkins, founder of the Tai-Chi Therapy Experience™, introduces his comprehensive wellness system, combining elements of yoga, Tai Chi Chuan, guided relaxation and more. Free and open to those living with Parkinson’s, their family members and caregivers. Please contact Cassie Walters at 596-3978 or ckwalters66@gmail.com for details.

 


 

Mother’s Milk Support Group

Tuesdays, February 6 – 27, 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.

Pen Bay Medical Center, Chapel Room, 6 Glen Cove Drive, Rockport

A support group for breastfeeding families. The informal group provides interaction as well as individual assistance when needed. Women wanting more information about breastfeeding are also welcome. Facilitated by a lactation consultant from OB/GYN. Drop-in group, please call 921-8345 for more information.

 


 

Just for Kids Yoga

Tuesdays, February 6 – March 20, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

No class February 20

South School, 30 Broadway, Belfast

Traditionally, children are introduced to yoga through stories, songs and games. Jessica Shepard, certified yoga instructor, will continue this practice in this six-week class. Appropriate for children ages 6 to 11. $30 registration fee is required; family discounts and scholarships available upon request. Please visit journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or call 921-3950 to register.

 


 

Yoga Nidra

Tuesdays, February 6 – 20, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.

Pen Bay Medical Center, 6 Glen Cove Drive, Rockport

Lea Smith, certified yoga instructor, will lead students as they lie down to rest their bodies and minds in the deep restorative practices of yoga nidra. $18 registration fee is required. Please visit journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or call 921-3950 to register.

 


 

Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group

Tuesday, February 6, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

(First Tuesday of each month)

Anderson Inn, Quarry Hill, 30 Community Drive, Camden

The Alzheimer’s Support Group provides information and support to area residents who have loved ones coping with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. For details, please contact Cheri Alexander, LSW at 921-6237.


 

Breastfeeding Basics

Tuesday, February 6, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Pen Bay Physicians Building, Conference Room C, Ground Floor

4 Glen Cove Drive, Rockport

This two hour class provides a pre-birth opportunity to ask questions and learn about breastfeeding and returning to work. $25 for mom and partner. Registration required, please call 921-8345 or visit penbaywaldo.coursestorm.com.

 


 

Just for Kids Yoga

Wednesdays, February 7 – March 21, 2:45 to 3:45 p.m.

No class February 21

St. George Municipal School Unit, 65 Main Street, St. George

Traditionally, children are introduced to yoga through stories, songs and games. Jessica Shepard, certified yoga instructor, will continue this practice in this six-week class. Appropriate for children ages 6 to 11. $30 registration fee is required; family discounts and scholarships available upon request. Please visit journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or call 921-3950 to register.

 


 

Gentle Yoga

Wednesdays, February 7 – March 21, 4:15 to 5:30 p.m.

No class February 21

47 Main Street Studio, 47 Main Street, St. George

This class will help you stretch and strengthen your muscles, gain flexibility, improve balance, reduce stress, improve joint mobility and relax. Appropriate for anyone regardless of yoga experience. $37.50 registration fee is required. Please call 921-3950 or visit journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or to register.

 


 

Introduction to SoulCollage®

Thursdays, February 8 & 15, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Penobscot Shores, 10 Shoreland Drive, Belfast

SoulCollage® is an intuitive collage making process that can promote self-discovery and creativity. In this class you will learn the basics of SoulCollage® and how to continue on your own or in a group. You will select images and create one or two SoulCollage® cards to take home. No previous artistic experience required. $25 registration fee required. Please visit journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or call 921-3950 to register.